Trade Supervisor Bridge Work

Emil Anderson Maintenance - Chilliwack, BC (30+ days ago)

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Position Title: Foreman – Bridgeman/Piledriver

Position reports to: Bridge Superintendent

Department: Maintenance

Position Summary:

A Foreman is responsible for directly supervising an established crew of predominantly trade personnel in related trades; and

A Standards Supervisor responsible for supervising trade services being provided and/or performed by either individuals, firms or organizations outside the provincial government service on contract and/or a fee-for-service basis.


- Organize, schedule, assign and coordinate the work of an assigned crew of employees in conjunction with other resources;

- Reorganize, reschedule and reassign job functions and resources according to work progress and/or priorities;

- Ensure established work standards of quality and quantity along with completion schedules of designated work and/or projects of assigned crew;

- Ensure corresponding resource materials, supplies and/or replacements are maintained for assigned crew;

- Ensure related work records and reports concerning work and/or project costs, progress, etc. are maintained for assigned crew;

- Provide and/or arrange work related instruction for employees within the assigned crew, along with the assessment of individual employee progress, and development of abilities for further and/or additional training, such as ministry training programs, manufacturer/dealer course, and/or in-house facilities;

- Complete employee appraisals and provide corresponding guidance for employees to meet established work and performance standards;

- Recommend promotions, transfers, demotions, disciplinary and/or other appropriate action as applicable and implement approved action in conjunction with immediate supervisor or other designated officials;

- Carry out and/or participate in the screening and selection of new employees and/or promotion of employees to or within the assigned work crew;

- Carry out and/or participate in the initial planning, programming and estimating of resources and related costs required to accomplish and complete scheduled work and/or projects within annual budget in accordance with related standards and management direction;

- Carry out such functions as reviewing management reports and either implementing or preparing for corrective action and ensuring that corresponding fiscal control is maintained;

- Carry out field and/or job site inspections and ensure work program, materials and/or other requirements are maintained

Specialized Abilities and Skills:

- Proficient Microsoft Office and computer skills

- Effectively supervise assigned work projects and/or activities involving combined resources of manpower, materials and supplies

- Meet defined production standards, quotas and costs through organization, scheduling and utilization of available resources;

- Communicate with and direct employees in the designated work group, particularly in work and/or job assignments;

- Deal effectively with other employees, supervisors, administrators, and/or management personnel and suppliers, regarding work projects and/or requirements;

- Carry out related supervisory functions proficiently; ability to work at heights and walk out on bridge members.


· 3+ years of journeyman experience

· 2 years of experience as a trade leadhand

· 2 years of experience supervising in a unionized environment

· Experience working with MoTI Hwy Maintenance is considered an asset

· Completion of a registered apprenticeship in a directly related trade, or training and work experience equivalent to the full apprenticeship contract term establish for a related trade

· Red Seal Carpenter ticket an asset

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Dental Care
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision Care


  • Microsoft office : 3 years (Preferred)
  • trade leadhand : 2 years (Preferred)
  • Journeyman: 3 years (Preferred)


  • red seal carpenter (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No